Los Angeles: Actor Johnny Depp will star in the sequel to upcoming “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.
Depp has joined the sequel directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling (in her screenwriting debut), based on Rowling’s book of the same name, reports deadline.com.
Details about the 53-year-old’s role are still kept under tight wraps, but he is said to make a brief appearance in the first movie.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is set to release on November 18.
It also stars Eddie Redmayne as the lead character and is supported by Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler.
“Fantastic Beasts” is set in 1926 with Redmayne arriving in New York as part of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures — including some hidden in his briefcase. Chaos strikes when some of the creatures are inadvertently let loose.